Psychiatry Res 2015 Sep 16;229(1-2):188-93. Epub 2015 Jul 16.
Department of Adult Psychiatry, Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), Institute of Neurosciences (IoNS), 1200 Brussels, Belgium. Electronic address:
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Psychol Med 2009 Jun 12;39(6):927-38. Epub 2008 Nov 12.
University Hospital of Psychiatry, University of Bern, Bern 60, Switzerland.
Background: Identification of emotional facial expression and emotional prosody (i.e. speech melody) is often impaired in schizophrenia. Read More
Addiction 2013 Jan 20;108(1):80-8. Epub 2012 Aug 20.
Laboratoire de Psychologie Médicale et d'Addictologie, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium.
Aim: To test the generalized emotional decoding impairment hypothesis in alcoholism.
Design: Cross-sectional behavioural study comparing emotion recognition conveyed by faces, voices and musical excerpts.
Setting: Alcohol detoxification unit of Brugmann University Hospital. Read More
Psychiatry Res 2013 Oct 15;209(3):424-30. Epub 2013 Apr 15.
Department of Psychiatry, Chi Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan; Graduate Institute of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
This study assessed facial emotion recognition abilities in subjects with paranoid and non-paranoid schizophrenia (NPS) using signal detection theory. We explore the differential deficits in facial emotion recognition in 44 paranoid patients with schizophrenia (PS) and 30 non-paranoid patients with schizophrenia (NPS), compared to 80 healthy controls. We used morphed faces with different intensities of emotion and computed the sensitivity index (d') of each emotion. Read More
Schizophr Res 2009 Feb 5;107(2-3):286-93. Epub 2008 Nov 5.
Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Developmental, Clinical and Cross-cultural Psychology, Tilburg University, P.O. Box 90153, 5000 LE, The Netherlands.
Since Kraepelin called dementia praecox what we nowadays call schizophrenia, cognitive dysfunction has been regarded as central to its psychopathological profile. Disturbed experience and integration of emotions are, both intuitively and experimentally, likely to be intermediates between basic, non-social cognitive disturbances and functional outcome in schizophrenia. While a number of studies have consistently proven that, as part of social cognition, recognition of emotional faces and voices is disturbed in schizophrenics, studies on multisensory integration of facial and vocal affect are rare. Read More